From bumper bangs to victory rolls, achieving a vintage pin-up look isn’t necessarily easy. But that’s what makes the final result so pleasing, and such a contrast to the effortless styles we’re used to seeing on the street.

After the break we take a look at 5 hair tutorials for retro / pin-up inspired hair, channeling styles of the 1940s and ’50s. Some are fairly simple, some more difficult to achieve, but if it’s a look you want to nail they’re all well worth a try.

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Faux victory rolls tutorial.


’40s inspired half-up / half-down hairstyle.

Easy pin-up girl hairstyle that doesn’t require any curling.

Easy vintage hairstyle with a headscarf or headband.

1950s inspired glamorous curls.

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